How to create a copy of a prefab (Not Variant)


How to create a complete copy of a prefab, while not related to the original prefab? So that you can modify the copy independently of the original and vice versa.

I created the tree using the standard Unity tool. Since the Tree does not support Prefab Variat, I need to make variations of this tree in a different way, without creating the tree from scratch every time.

When you drag your altered prefab into your project folder unity should prompt you if you want an original prefab or a variant:

EDIT: It seems trees specifically work differently. Select your tree asset in the project window, and press ctrl+d to duplicate it. This also creates duplicates of all the special tree data which wasn’t getting copied by the usual method. Now you can drag the duplicated tree into your scene and edit it independantly.